Thelma Lucille McKinney |

Thelma Lucille McKinney

Thelma McKinney, former Roaring Fork Valley resident, passed away Aug. 26, 2006, in Richfield, Utah.Thelma was born Aug. 28, 1914, in Green River, Utah, a daughter of Orson William and Della Alpha Brundage Adams. Thelma was left an orphan when her parents died in 1926. She and her four siblings were raised by their elderly grandmother in Duchesne, Utah. She married Jessie James (Jim) McKinney Aug. 15, 1931, in Duchesne. They later moved to Colorado and had three children. They lived in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Leadville and ranched in Redstone. Thelma loved to hunt and fish, and loved to say she had killed 15 deer with 16 shots. In 1989 the couple moved to Monroe, Utah. Jim passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease in February of 1990. After Jim’s passing, Thelma enjoyed years of gardening and friends in Monroe. Some of her family followed her to Monroe to be close and help her. She loved having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by children Glenda and Charles Piffer, James Larry and Eileen McKinney, all of Grand Junction; Marla and Roger Hall of Monroe; grandchildren Kip McKinney, Cindy and Kent Stewart of Glenwood Springs; Dan McDonald of Silt; Nicole McDonald of Italy; Ron and Mary Hall of Richfield; Roger and Stephanie Hall II, Rhea and Mike Sattley, Rodney Hall Sr., all of Monroe; great-grandchildren Destiny, Jessie and Justin Sattley, all of Monroe; Kayla, Ron, Daryn and Tiffany Hall, all of Richfield; Ashley and Roger Hall III, Rodney Hall II, all of Monroe; Jamie Lovell of Des Moines, Iowa; Danette Stark of Glenwood Springs; Joy and Jenny McDonald of Italy; great-great-grandson, Justin McDonald of Italy; and brother Marion T. Adams of Monroe.Thelma was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Cheryl LaPreal; brothers Orson and George Adams; sister Della LaPreal Whitbeck; grandson Rollo D. McDonald and one niece.Friends may call for viewing from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the ward chapel in Monroe, prior to the services, which will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Monroe First LDS Ward Chapel, located at 49 East and 200 North in Monroe. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Carbondale cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah. A guest book can be viewed online at

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